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Active Membership 2011


Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
19 May 2011 2:06AM
As some may recall (see here if you don't) I do an annual count of active members based on the criterion used, by EPZ, for the Members' Portfolios section. Up to the last count, the criterion was members who had contributed to the forum and/or gallery in the past 3 months.

However, this has now been changed to members who have logged in, in the past 3 months i.e. they don't need to have contributed.

Therefore this year's count is not comparable with previous years and is, inevitably, much higher. It will not be until next year's count, we will be able to judge whether active membership is increasing or decreasing. Anyway, the figure on the new basis is 16,929.

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
19 May 2011 3:14AM
I remember them well.Grin
bppowell 13 2.1k 2 England
19 May 2011 10:38AM
What is the number for contributing members?

Barry
ChrisTom 6 72 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 11:23AM
Very interesting, big brother is everywhere.
Do we need to watch our backs.

Chris R.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
19 May 2011 11:50AM

Quote:What is the number for contributing members?




It would be possible to get this from a detailed analysis of the 16,929 members, but I do have a life. Grin I imagine the IT team could give us the figure fairly easily.

However, assuming it hasn't changed greatly from the last couple of years (i.e. around 6000-7000 mark), the change in the criterion shows about 60% of members who log in don't contribute either to the gallery or the forum and are content to be watchers.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
19 May 2011 12:24PM
Go on CB - get counting, we all want to know now Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
19 May 2011 1:08PM
Lol! Another interesting comparison is the number of unique visitors a month, which EPZ advertises as 800k+ and the number of active members - about 17k on the current basis.

That's a huge disparity and, on the face of it, a trifle odd. Even if only 1% of the visitors, who are not already members, signed up it would mean a large increase in active membership.

But it may be that many of these 'unique visitors' just stumble upon EPZ when Googling something - and move swiftly on. So to describe all of them as visitors might be stretching a point! Wink
19 May 2011 1:27PM
Or perhaps more to the point - how many - members or visitors - don't view anymore? Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
19 May 2011 1:52PM

Quote:Or perhaps more to the point - how many - members or visitors - don't view anymore? Wink


Taken over a 10 year period.............. probably the majority of them? Wink
cats_123 e2
10 4.2k 25 Northern Ireland
19 May 2011 3:40PM
can you also count the average number of awards per member Wink
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
19 May 2011 9:07PM

Quote:So to describe all of them as visitors might be stretching a point!
As the average time spent on site of all the "number" is 380seconds we feel visitor is a fair title Smile
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
19 May 2011 9:53PM

Quote:about 60% of members who log in don't contribute either to the gallery or the forum and are content to be watchers.

. . . or simply aren't here any more.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 10:15PM
How can you log in & not be here ??
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
19 May 2011 10:21PM
I mean that they're not here any more in the way that you and I are.
Someone who's logged in once in the last twelve months makes an excellent statistic but doesn't make a huge contribution.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 10:29PM
Well if its like the rest of the web, the number of people who contribute are always going to be dwarfed by the number of lurkers.

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